The Long and the Short of it

  ロングアンドショートステッチ <<< That’s Katakana. It’s one of three Japanese alphabets and used for words that are not originally Japanese but are commonly used. If you could read it, it would say: ‘rongu ando shiyoto sutichi’. That doesn’t help? What if I told you it’s, ‘long and short stitch’. Does…

I Felt Like It, My Deer.

During one of our trips to Tokyo I picked up an adorable little needle felting kit at Kinokunya bookstore. The bookstore in Shinjuku has an extensive selection of Japanese craft books. By the time I leave Kinokunya I’m always dragging bags down flights of stairs and often recruiting my husband like a…